Dear Surrey County Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

FOI/COR/SCC,

Dear Mr Parsons

 

YOUR REQUEST REF NO. 18868 UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

We have considered your request which was for

 

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of
information:

 

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?

2. What is the budget for administering FOI?

3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?

4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

 

If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.

 

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?

 

Responsibility for compliance with the Act/Regulations rests with each
service. There is a network of information access officers (IAOs) who
manage requests within the services. This is supported by the Corporate
Information Governance Team comprising the Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Information Governance Manager and Corporate IG Officer in Legal
& Democratic Services who provide guidance, training and information, deal
with cross service vexatious and complex requests, monitor requests
received, and handle complaints and appeals.  They also deal with liaison
with the Information Commissioner.

 

There are also two other dedicated information governance teams in the
Social Care directorates – Adults Information Governance Team and Child
Info Governance Team.

 

The three information governance teams also deal with other information
requests, records management and other information governance matters.

 

Corporate Information Governance Team

• Staff with a primary/sole role of dealing with FOIs

 

1 FOI Officer

 

• Staff working in 'information governance', inclusive of those working on
FOIs/SARs?

 

1 Information Governance Officer SAR/DP matters plus Information
Governance Manager in the Corporate Information Governance Team

 

A number of staff elsewhere in the Council work on requests (see above)
but as additional duties over and above their ‘day jobs’

 

Adults Information Governance Team

 

• Staff with a primary/sole role of dealing with FOIs

0

• Staff working in 'information governance', inclusive of those working on
FOIs/SARs?

3.

 

Child Info Governance Team

 

• Staff with a primary/sole role of dealing with FOIs

 

FOIs – 1 staff

 

Staff working in 'information governance', inclusive of those working on
FOIs/SARs

 

7 members of staff

 

2. What is the budget for administering FOI?

 

None other than the salaries for the staff

 

3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?

 

No, we use an in house developed Lotus Notes database which is due to be
replaced by an in house developed Sharepoint solution.

 

4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

 

No

 

We supply this information based on your original request. Please do not
hesitate to contact me at the above address if you have any queries
regarding the information supplied.  Remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be

contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mrs Mary J Elliott

Freedom of Information Officer

Legal & Democratic Services

(Mondays to Thursdays)

 

Corporate Information Governance Team (Room 138) |  Democratic Services |
Surrey County Council | County Hall | Penrhyn Road | Kingston upon Thames
| Surrey | KT1 2DN

Tel: 020 8541 7969 | Email: [1][Surrey County Council request email]

 

 

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